Posts Tagged ‘poem’

Ex Nihilo – From Nothing

By Zaheen Uddin   Sitting here, waiting, waiting for epiphany to strike. Thinking in reflection, sinking in perplexion Mind winds up, thoughts line up, time winds down understanding hikes Sensation is in elation, reverberation in air particles’ perception Suddenly everything is in slow motion. Because logic, reasoning and problem-solving ability Are clearer than a summer […]

What If

By Talha Ghannam Note: The post was written a few months before traveling for Umrah. Alhamdulillah, having now completed the journey, I cannot emphasize enough how important preparation is to the journey. To remove oneself from the dunya (worldy life)and prepare for what lies ahead is essential. What will you say to your Lord and […]

The New Muslim

By Muhammad Daniel I was born from an act of idealism To a world where ideals are sold I looked for the way to be muslim Got confused with what I was told Each group claimed to be on the right path Citing strong evidences to prove But my heart found no peace with this […]

Bitter Sweet

Earlier this year, The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) launched the “Write a Revolution” competition as part of their SOS Syria project. The competition attracted submissions from writers across the globe. Entrants were asked to consider the words freedom, oppression, unity, justice and hope to write a short story or a poem in light of […]

Stairway to Heaven

By Farah Abduz-Zahir Rhythms primordial soothing, inspiring, connecting to some hidden electron’s orbit. In some inner recess synapses dance Listening. Smile plays on lips Heart alight chest heaves and inhales blessed blessed air made fragrant with the sounds of this recitation suspended in sound waves that permeate every alveolar crevice giving life suffuses into blood […]

Fajr

By Musa Burki   As we rise in the morning Our souls possess a yearning To fill our hearts with spiritual light Kneeling as a humble servant in His sight   The dawn rings out a peaceful solitude Rising from our slumber to show gratitude Revealed words which emanate from the heart A beautiful ritual […]

Ramadan: A Poem

By Musa Burki A time for our hearts to become unsealed Reflecting on the divine words revealed The month which we hope to never end Unable to count the infinite blessings it sends   Asked by our Lord to give up our worldly pleasures So that we may receive His divine treasures It’s a time […]

Send Blessings Most Serene

By Usman Siddiqui Upon my master, Mustafa, Lord, send your perfect peace. Send such a peace upon him that My hardships are released. Raise TaHa’s praise throughout the land And grant his rank increase, Then help me walk upon his way, And guard me from caprice.   Upon my master, Abdullah, Send mercy endlessly; This prayer I make […]

A Most Blessed Rooftop

By Yacoob Manjoo This piece was inspired by my time in Madinah, on the rooftop of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) mosque, a few weeks prior to Hajj 2011. I like rooftops because they are freedom. As I write this, I’m seated on one. No ordinary one, mind you; but one in a […]

A Gift From Gramps

By Aisha Bhoori for my sweet sixteen Gramps gave me a gift a sleek, red Benz and I loved that red Benz so much I went and put It in my heart I nurtured It in there and found a home for It right in the center of my heart I was so excited that […]

Interview with Ammar Alshukry

1.       When did you start writing poetry? The first time I started writing anything was in college. I would scribble in my notebook about how I didn’t want to be in a certain class (calculus for example).  I appreciated poetry before but it was limited to reading. 2.       How do you encourage others to  experiment […]